Responding to migrating populations in Northern Cameroon (PRESEC)


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The Responding to Migrating Populations in the Northern regions of Cameroon project (Project de Renforcement de la resilience des populations des regions Septentrionales du Cameroun or PRESEC) strengthens resilience in
response to migrating populations of the Northern Regions of Cameroon. The PRESEC project is funded by EuropeAid and directly targets 11,000 households, or more than 81,000 people including women, children and refugees.

Due to a lack of resources and a growing population, the availability of clean water, sanitation, healthcare and food in Northern Cameroon is not meeting local needs. Changed weather patterns due to climate change have increased food insecurity as a result of failing crops. Repeated incursions by armed groups from neighboring countries sometimes double the number of people living in the target areas. These incursions have also destroyed schools, sanitary and water infrastructure as well as destabilised and destroyed local economies. All these factors negatively impacted the food and nutrition situation, diminished access to basic social services, in spite of the provided humanitarian aid.

The PRESEC project is rebuilding local livelihoods and create resilience by strengthening people's ability to respond to natural or man-made disasters.

The project has three overall objectives:

  • Improve on the health situation and nutritional status of vulnerable populations, especially pregnant, breastfeeding women and children aged under 5 years;
  • Improve communities' access to economic opportunities and adequate food in a sustainable manner and that is sensitive to social cohesion;
  • Facilitate ownership, sustainability and scaling up of good practices by local and national institutions.

To achieve these objectives the project will increase the supply of basic services (e.g. water and sanitation) by strengthening the local organisational capacities and improve the quality of local basic services. Secondly, the SNV and partners will support the increase and diversification of agricultural activities amongst the local pastoral communities by developing farmers' skills on climate adaptive techniques, sustainable land management, improved agricultural practices. The project will also improve access to natural resources, markets and cooperate with traders to increase the effectiveness of local value chains

The project will work in the following seven result areas:

  1. Access to basic services (water, hygiene, sanitation, health/nutrition) is improved;
  2. Household knowledge and nutritional practices are improved;
  3. Natural resources are managed in a concerted, sustainable and inclusive manner (of all populations);
  4. Agricultural production systems are diversified and intensified in a sustainable and inclusive way (of all populations);
  5. Inclusive and nutrition-sensitive job-creating value chains are strengthened;
  6. Lessons learned and successes of the project are capitalized, shared with local and national actors;
  7. Advocacy on humanitarian and development issues is implemented with regional and national authorities, alongside local actors.

 

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Objectives

1

Improve on the health situation and nutritional status of vulnerable populations

2

Improve communities' access to economic opportunities and adequate food in a sustainable manner and that is sensitive to social cohesion;

3

Facilitate ownership, sustainability and scaling up of good practices by local and national institutions

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